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    Default Getting a Gargoyle, help

    So I was originally going to get a leopard gecko but decided that I don't like to constantly buy insects so I decided to get a Gargoyle gecko instead in a 55 gallon tank... Anyways I already own a crested gecko and its been a year it seems healthy, I wanted to know if a gargoyle gecko has THE exact care guide as a crested or if theres any slight changes. I'm going to feed fruit gutloaded crickets every week or every other week and use pangea for the most part, does this seem like a good plan? Can I feed mealworms to both crested and gargoyles? I tried staying off mealworms but I need a second opinion on this. Thanks guys

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    Yes, gargs have the same care as cresties. BUT - mealworms are not good for either, as they have too much chitin and are hard to digest. Try dubia roaches if you can get them. They are easy keepers and last a long time. Not smelly, pretty easy to care for as compared to crickets. I bought my roaches from Josh's Frogs, and got waaay more than I ordered, and several months later I still have quite a few left. I feed them once or twice a week to my crestie and my garg.
    Eileen
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    So for insects all i have to feed are dubia roaches once a week? But arent dubia roaches too big? And how do i keep dubia roaches?

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    How big is your gecko? You can get the roaches in different sizes. I have mine in a children's bug keeper, with a couple of egg crate pieces for them to hide, and I change out small squares of paper towel with veggies or fruit on them every other day. Plus, I mist lightly once a day - they've been thriving.

    https://smile.amazon.com/Backyard-Sa...rds=bug+keeper
    Eileen
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    Hygge, aka TBD (Tiny Badass Dragon) - Brown reticulated gargoyle 0.0.1
    Rody Jane - Cattledog/stinkwad mix 0.1.0
    Dixie Moonpie - Rattledog 0.1.0
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    https://imgur.com/a/LTDF0 this is how big my crested gecko is and I plan on starting to feed insects, so you're right I might start dubia roaches

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    Start with a small size; they'll grow some in your keeper.
    Eileen
    TAD (Tiny Ancient Dinosaur) - Yellow flame dash pinstripe crestie 1.0.0
    Hygge, aka TBD (Tiny Badass Dragon) - Brown reticulated gargoyle 0.0.1
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